Younis, who has played in 89 Tests, 253 one-day internationals and 25 Twenty20 internationals, as well as serving as captain, had initially been dropped to Category B, but his demotion was widely condemned.
As a result, the PCB has announced a new clause, which will see the veteran batsman join those receiving the most lucrative contracts.
A PCB statement, released on Wednesday, read: “According to the new clause to be inserted into the rules, any player who has played over 300 matches in all three formats of the game, and has captained in all three formats will be placed in Category A.
“Therefore Younis Khan will be placed in Category A after amendment in the rules.”
PCB Chairman Najam Sethi added: “The committee comprising Zakir Khan (director of cricket operations), Moin Khan (manager) and Mohammad Akram (national cricket academy head coach) did a good job in framing the rules but it did not sufficiently address all issues, especially fitness and past performance, whereby a class player like Younis Khan was a fitting candidate for Category A.”
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